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Asian Carp Exhibit 

Now Open

They’re big, they’re bad, they’re ugly and they’re at the Toronto Zoo.


Asian carps are voracious eaters and grow very large very quickly. They can quickly outgrow predators and can out compete native species for food and resources. They are a serious threat to the Great Lakes, ecologically and economically. 

The exhibit houses 2 of the 4 species of Asian Carp: Grass Carp, and Bighead Carp. Their 58,000-litre tank is specially designed and equipped with an eDNA filtration system, so they are not posing any risk to Toronto’s waterways.  Black Carp coming soon!

Come check out the exhibit and learn all about Asian carps. Now Open in the Indo-Malaya Pavilion at the Toronto Zoo!

Carp Updates

The carps are currently juveniles. Asian carps grow very quickly. Adults can reach up to 6 ft long and can weigh up to 40 kg. 

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This exhibit was created in partnership with